France Bans Shorter Domestic Flights to Reduce CO2
From this month, several domestic French routes will need rail travel instead of flying.
Some domestic flights in France may end this month due to a prohibition on short-haul flights where a train could be taken in under 2.5 hours.
The restriction is part of France's larger attempt to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2030.
This is the first time a country has banned planes for environmental concerns.
But there are exceptions. Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport are unaffected.
The same goes for flights from smaller French airports to foreign destinations, such Lyon to London with a stop in Paris.
This may or may not affect France's carbon emissions, but according to the Guardian, "Emissions produced per kilometre for each passenger on a domestic route ."
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